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Sadly, it’s that time of year again.
Pool season is winding down as we have less than a week less than summer and the days are starting to get shorter and cooler.
If you’re lucky enough to have a backyard pool, the City of Kelowna is urging you, as always, to do it properly as protecting Okanagan Lake from improper pool draining methods is essential.
When you go to drain your pool or hot tub, you’re reminded to:
There are bylaws in place that restrict the draining of residential pool and hot tub water into storm drains if it contains disinfectants like chlorine, salt water and bromine.
If proper drainage is not possible, the water must be dechlorinated before being drained into the storm sewer system,” says a release from the City of Kelowna.
Any residents who are unsure about this process can contact the City’s water quality department by calling 250-469-8887.
Improper discharge of contaminated water can result in a fine of up to $2,000.
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